Man Legally Changes Name to Bacon Double Cheeseburger: ‘Everybody Loves Bacon, Don’t They?’

02/23/2016 at 11:38 AM ET

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We love cheeseburgers, but clearly not enough.

Simon Smith, a gas consultant from the U.K., told the Evening Standard that he decided to change his name to Bacon Double Cheeseburger to reflect his undying love for the food.

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“It was the culmination of probably too many drinks in the pub where there was a conversation about names,” he said. “Bacon Double Cheeseburger was pretty much the first thing that came up. Everyone loves bacon don’t they?”

He submitted his application to the UK Deed Poll Service and signed the paperwork when it arrived a few weeks later, making the change official.

Smith — or should we say Mr. Cheeseburger — now signs work emails ‘B D Cheeseburger’ and books hotels under the new name.

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He thinks it’s hilarious, but his fiancée, Isobella, is less amused.

“My fiancée is fairly reluctant about marrying a Cheeseburger. That’s something we’re discussing a lot. No girl ever dreams of spending her big day marrying a man called Bacon,” he said. “But I’ve got no regrets at all. It’s been a very fun experience and it’s made a lot of people laugh.”

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— Maria Yagoda, @mariayagoda

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On a clear day, you can see forever—or at least that’s the wicked thought behind L.A. designer Agi Berliner’s transparent idea: see-through jeans. Exhibitionists notwithstanding, most folks wear them over bathing suits or as attention-getting evening wear with halters, garter belts and body stockings. Created for the disco crowd, the $34 jeans are selling like, well, hot pants. In just six weeks, 25,000 pairs have already been sold in such major department store chains as Macy’s, Bonwit’s and Saks.

“What’s limiting American designers is that we’re afraid to do something different,” says Berliner, 32, a Hungarian émigré who fled with her family to the U.S. in 1956. Agi thought up the gimmick in London while marveling at the way plastics were being employed by designers of punk fashion. In her L.A. office, where she designs for La Parisienne junior sportswear, Agi spent five days on the phone and six weeks testing to come up with the right plastic.

Agi herself tried out the French-cut jeans with the zipper in front, and quickly found several problems: Some plastics tore away from stitching, others wouldn’t bend and all fogged with perspiration. The ideal material proved to be a vinyl supplied by a bookbinder. The steam was eliminated with a series of vents behind the knees and in the crotch. “They’re no hotter than polyester pants,” claims Agi, “and if you wear them with tights, they won’t stick to your legs.”

Whatever the discomfort and despite the problem of Saturday night feverishness, discomaniacs report one major advantage of the plastic pants: no laundry bills. To keep Berliner’s see-through jeans clear, all the wearer needs is a little Windex.

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Lila on

Unfunny and stupid quite frankly.

Christina on

Changing your name should be harder! My Brother In Law changed his last name when he was young and stupid after a family argument. He changed it back again when he got older and realized how stupid it was.

Kelly on

Not funny and very immature. Run fast fiancée.

Sharon LITTLE on

What an oddball.It shouldn’t have been allowed – and Run Girlfriend,fast!!!

Jimi Changa on

The goofy man is a ‘gas consultant?????’

sarah on

What kind of woman what marry a guy like this lol

corey on

20 years ago my name would of changed to fat sack mcnugget

arabrabbra on

Its his name. Who cares? Jeez. People freak out about the dumbest things. And she doesn’t have to change her name either. Change it to what his name used to be or keep your name.

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Nicci on

No harm done.

Sue on

And now he gets his 15 minutes!…. Idiot!